The planes will deliver items such as seafood and groceries — and even live animals — to rural Alaska communities
An Alaska Airlines employee moves cargo to the back of a passenger jet converted to a cargo plane, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. The new Alaska Airlines fleet of 737-700s will increase cargo capacity by 20 percent in Alaska, and spell the end of the airline's unique combi planes, which are 737-400s configured to be half-passenger, half-cargo. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen), photo: AP/Mark Thiessen
02 of October 2017 18:57:31
ANCHORAGE – The first-ever passenger plane to be converted for cargo use was unveiled Monday in Alaska.The fleet of three 737-700s will be used mostly in the nation's largest state that has few roads. The planes will deliver items such as seafood and groceries — and even live animals — to rural Alaska communities.Alaska Airlines' cargo director Jason Berry says it cost about $15 million to convert the airlines' former passenger planes.